The Philippine Duck is the only endemic duck in the Philippines. It outnumbered the other species we counted in Paoay Lake. Photo was taken in Barangay Gabu, Laoag City.

Paoay Kumakaway!

By Tin Telesforo Paoay is an attractive destination not only for tourists but also for waterbirds. In this year’s Asian Waterbird Census (AWC), counters from the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines and DENR recorded 3,500 birds, the highest count for Paoay Lake since it was included in the AWC in 2009. “Paoay Kumakaway” is…

September 2014 Roundup

September 7, 2014 – World Shorebirds Day Barangay Consuelo Macabebe Pampanga World Shorebirds Day was held on 6 September 2014 for the first time. One of the key programs of this special day is the Global Shorebird Counting which is a public awareness initiative. The Wild Bird Club of the Phil. did its share on September…

The Great Raptorwatch Adventure

by Jelaine Gan Raptorwatching in the Philippines is like going on a mystery hunt. The Philippines has even been called “The Black Hole of Asian Raptor Migration Route” because the thousands of raptors that are duly recorded flying out of Taiwan seem to disappear once they reach the Philippines. Where do they make landfall? Jelaine…

Placing Bani on the Map of Waterbird Sites

by Juan Mesquida The Wild Bird Club of the Philippines has conducted bird counts as part of Asian Waterbird Census in Bani, Pangasinan since January 2012. Juan Mesquida encourages more birders to visit. Read his article to learn more about the waterbirds, raptors, beaches, the best watermelon in the Philippines, and more!    2012 –…

February 2014 Roundup

February 2, 2014 – Meeting for Philippine Bird Festival The organizing committee of the Philippine Bird Festival-Zamboanga met at the residence of Mike Lu to update on the status of the different activities for the bird festival to be held in Zamboanga at the end of the month. (Photo from Marites Falcon) February 6-9, 2014…

PHILIPPINE RAPTOR WATCHING

A lot of surprises await those birdwatchers that brave the path less traveled — Raptor Watching! Find out what’s being done, what’s there to be discovered, and how you can get involved. space Raptor Watching is Looking Up! Be a Part of It! By Tere Cervero and Alex Tiongco The Asian Raptor Research and Conservation…